The Thespian Program

We have a very successful afterschool Drama Program here at Webster Groves High School, and we are so fortunate to have two fully functioning proscenium theater spaces in which to do our work. We take great pride in everything we do, and we have wonderful community support. Each year we produce at least two mainstage shows (with a musical thrown in occasionally), and we also have  other wonderful concert and music performance opportunities each year. We have a student organized film-making group and of course our well-known student written/directed one act festivals. Thespians meet at least once a month in the Drama Room (#231) in the south wing of campus. 

To visit the Official WGHS School Center website

CLICK on the school crest

All shows produced by our department take place in one of these two theaters on campus. Feel free to stop by for a show anytime! See the calendar link on the HOME page.

The Jerry R. Knight Auditorium 

(Senior entrance hallway)

970 seats  

Orchestra and balcony seating

General admission

The WGHS Little Theater

(South end of building)

117 seats

General admission

Video Shorts about ITF 2012

Visit these links to see some short documentries Mr. Schaefer made about the International Thespian Festival Conferecne in Lincoln,NE  - June 2012.

International Thespian Society (I.T.S.) and Conferences

                         I.T.S National Conference


The week long event in Lincoln, NE showcases great high school performances on four different stages, a wealth of learning opportunities for students and educators in workshops and master classes, a student leadership program, auditions for college admission, Thespian scholarships, the Thespian Playworks student playwriting program, and much more.


                       I.T.S. State Chapter Conference


Missouri State Thespian Conference is a three day event held in Missouri that draws over 1500 thespians to one location for shows, workshops, auditions, scholarships and IE, Group, Improv performance and technical competitions.


Interviews with Georgia Thespians State Show cast and crew

Interviews with the Cast and Crew of Bradford Art's "Tarzan"

At State in Jan 2013

T-Shirt Design by Grace Biehl

Elliot Williams - (Junior '18) is now a part of the State officer program with MO thespians. Elliot gave an amazing speech at the conference. 

STO Jacob Noce (Senior '17) representing MO Thespians and Troupe 191 - attended leadership and taught workshops to the other troupe's officers.

Memories from previous national conferences in Lincoln, NE and ITF

Our crazy crew of officers for the 2016-2017 school year, they know how to work hard and they get along great.

The new STO elects for this year! way to go Elliot!

Kate Arendes's one act play that was selected and showed in the Johnny Carson Studio Theater at the Thespian International Conference (ITF) back in June 2015. This was the thrid show troupe 191 has taken to ITF.

At a workshop during conference

Previous Leadership Conference

Nathan Eswine and Spencer Milford brought their Chapter select one act play "The Zoo Story" by Edward Albee all the way to the HowellTheater at the Thespian International Conference (ITF) back in June 2014. This was the 2nd show troupe 191 has taken to ITF over the years.

The student officers for Troupe 191 2015-2016 attended leadership and got the scoop on STATE CONFERENCE in Jan

THESPIAN INITIATION WEEK will be in the Spring 2017

HOW TO JOIN? Just work on WG Drama productions (the cast or the crew) and you'll earn pts. When you get enough pts the Troupe will invite you to get initiated. If you accept and join I.T.S, you then have the opportunity to go to STATE and possibly the National conferences. So get to work on the shows at WGHS!!! 




        Troupe 191

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